Starpower is the stage where performers of all ages and levels, across the globe showcase their talent.

More than 30 years of experience has shaped our unique competition. Every year, Studio Owners, Teachers, Performers, and their Families and Friends are welcomed at upwards of 80 creative and energy packed competitions in cities across the globe.

At Starpower, how we perform as a company matters.

Our guarantee, “You’re always a star at Starpower!”

Our Leader

Noelle Pate Packett

Noelle Pate Packett

Noelle cannot remember a time in her life prior to dance.  Growing up as a dance studio and competition owner’s daughter, she was mesmerized by this industry.  Noelle trained under her father, Gary Pate and other well-known Master Teachers, Choreographers and Mentors and continued dancing through college.  After graduating from UNCW nearly 14 years ago with a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology, Noelle decided to become more active in Starpower. She joined the team full time and has learned the business from the ground up.

 

In 2017, Noelle took on a larger role within Starpower, officially leading the organization.  Noelle is committed to continuous learning, coaching and mentoring her team, creating a positive and fun client experience!

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Meet The Founders

Gary Pate

Gary has been involved in show business, entertainment and dance since the age of five. He received his Associate of Arts Degree from Prince George’s College and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland. He has owned and directed one of the largest gymnastics and dance complexes on the East Coast and was the director and choreographer for Superstars Show Troupe, one of the country’s hottest performing groups.

 

Gary and his students have appeared on the hit TV shows, Star Search, The Today Show, P.M. Magazine, and Good Morning America, have performed at the Apollo Theater, Disney World, The White House for three U.S. Presidents, the National Theater, NFL and NBA half-time shows, and were invited to perform at the World Expo in Brisbane, Australia.

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Gary Pate Grace Wakefield

Grace Wakefield

Founder and Director for 35 years of Wakefield School of Dance, Grace has had an extensive professional and teaching career. Her dance background has enabled her to be adept at both teaching and choreography in the various departments of the performing arts.

 

She has toured with the U.S.O. entertaining our troops with many stars. Grace has taught and lectured dance in various schools and has given dance therapy in various hospitals to the handicapped and mental patients.

 

Grace Wakefield has choreographed many musicals including: Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Wizard of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, Fiorello, Wish You Were Here, My Fair Lady and many others. Her students have gone on to fame in

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2020 SCHEDULE

Starpower Talent Competition

 

2020 Schedule

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February 7-9 | Davenport, IA

Venue: Adler Theatre
Deadline: Jan 24, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
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February 14-16 | Redondo Beach, CA

Venue: Centinela Valley Center for the Arts
Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
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February 21-23 | Sparta, NJ

Venue: Sussex County Technical School
Deadline: Feb 07, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

February 22-23 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Planet Hollywood
Deadline: Feb 07, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

Feb 28-Mar 1 | Kansas City, KS

Venue: Memorial Hall
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
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Feb 28-Mar 1 | Long Island, NY (Early)

Venue: East Islip High School
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
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Feb 28 - Mar 1 | Towson, MD

Venue: Goucher
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
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Feb 28 - Mar 1 | Tulsa, OK

Venue: Cox Business Center/Tulsa Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

Feb 28 - Mar 1 | Portland, OR

Venue: Oregon Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 14, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 6 - 8 | Seattle, WA - Postponed

Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

Mar 6 - 8 | Kansas City, MO

Venue: Music Hall
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

March 6 - 8 | Omaha, NE

Venue: March 6 – 8 | Century Link Center
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 6 - 8 | Riverside, CA

Venue: Riverside Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

March 7 - 8 | Memphis, TN

Venue: Cannon Center PAC – Memphis Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 22, 2020
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Mar 13 - 15 | Andover, MA - Postponed

Venue: J Everett Collins PAC
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

March 13-15 | Middleton, WI - Postponed

Venue: Middleton High School PAC
Deadline: Feb 13, 2020
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staci@starpowertalent.com

March 13-15 | Murfreesboro, TN - Postponed

Venue: Tucker Theater @ Middle TN State University
Deadline: Feb 28, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 13-15 | Gillette, WY - Postponed

Venue: The Cam-Plex
Deadline: Feb 21, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 20-22 | Louisville, KY - Postponed

Venue: Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 20-22 | Charleston, WV - Postponed

Venue: Municipal Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
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meghan@starpowertalent.com

March 20-22 | St. Charles, MO - Postponed

Venue: Saint Charles Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 6, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

April 3-5 | Pittsburgh, PA - Postponed

Venue: Cornell High School
Deadline: Mar 20, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

April 17-19 | Providence, RI - Postponed

Venue: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Apr 03, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

April 17-19 | Indianapolis, IN - Postponed

Venue: Warren Performing Arts Center
Deadline: Apr 03, 2020
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staci@starpowertalent.com

April 24-26 | Upper Marlboro, MD - Postponed

Venue: Prince Georges Equestrian Center
Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
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staci@starpowertalent.com

April 24-26 | San Jose, CA - Postponed

Venue: San Jose Center
Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

April 24-26 | Manahawkin, NJ - Postponed

Venue: Stafford Township Arts Center
Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 1-3 | Concord, NC - Postponed

Venue: Cabarrus Arena & Event Center
Deadline: Apr 17, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 1-3 | Austin, TX - Postponed

Venue: Palmer Event Center
Deadline: Apr 17, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

May 1-3 | Woodbridge, VA

Venue: Hylton High School
Deadline: Apr 17, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

May 15-17 | Jacksonville, FL- Postponed

Venue: University of N FL Fine Arts
Deadline: May 1, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

May 15-17 | Syracuse, NY - Postponed

Venue: Landmark Theatre
Deadline: May 1, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

May 22-24 | Long Island, NY - Postponed

Venue: West Islip High School
Deadline: May 1, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

May 29-31 | Baton Rouge, LA - Postponed

Venue: Raising Canes River Center
Deadline: May 8, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

June 12-14 | Springfield, MA - New Date

Venue: Mass Mutual Center
Deadline: May 22, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

June 20-21 | Albuquerque, NM - New Date

Venue: Kiva Auditorium
Deadline: June 1, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

June 22-24 | Aurora, IL - Postponed

Venue: Oswego East High School
Deadline: May 29, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

July 10-12 | Fresno, CA - New Date

Venue: Fresno Convention Center
Deadline: June 19, 2020
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staci@starpowertalent.com

July 17-19 | Waterford, MI - New Date

Venue: Kettering High School
Deadline: June 26, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

July 17-19 | East Brunswick, NJ - New Date

Venue: Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center
Deadline: June 26, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

July 17-19 | Niagara Falls, NY - New Date

Venue: The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Deadline: June 26, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

July 24-26 | Gilbert, AZ - New Date

Venue: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: July 3, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

July 24-26 | Denver, CO - New Date

Venue: Westin Westminster
Deadline: July 3, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

July 31-August 2 | Woodbridge, VA - New Date

Venue: Forest Park High School
Deadline: July 10, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

August 7-8 | Hartford, CT - New Date

Venue: Connecticut Convention Center
Deadline: July 17, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

August 14-16 | Anaheim, CA - New Date

Venue: Anaheim Convention Center
Deadline: July 24, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

August 14-16 | Meadowlands, NJ (I) - New Date

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: July 24, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

August 14-16 | Atlanta, GA - New Date

Venue: Georgia World Congress Center
Deadline: July 24, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

August 21-23 | Lakeland, FL - New Date

Venue: The Lakeland Center
Deadline: July 31, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

August 21-23 | Baltimore, MD - New Date

Venue: Baltimore Convention Center
Deadline: July 31, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

August 21-23 | Sandusky, OH - New Date

Venue: Kalahari Resorts Sandusky
Deadline: July 31, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

August 21-23 | Springfield, MA - New Date

Venue: Mass Mutual Center
Deadline: July 31, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

August 28-30 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL (II) - New Date

Venue: Omni Auditorium
Deadline: Aug 7, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

August 28-30 | Meadowlands, NJ (II) - New Date

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Aug 7, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

August 28-30 | Minneapolis, MN - New Date

Venue: Minneapolis Convention
Deadline: Aug 7, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

August 28-30 | Raleigh, NC - New Date

Venue: Progress Energy Center – Duke Energy Center of Perf Arts
Deadline: Aug 7, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

September 3-5 | Lancaster, PA - New Date

Venue: Lancaster County Convention Center
Deadline: Aug 14, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

September 11-12 | Ft. Worth, TX - New Date

Venue: Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Aug 21, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

September 11-13 | Oaks, PA - New Date

Venue: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Deadline: Aug 21, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

September 11-13 | Mobile, AL - New Date

Venue: Mobile Civic Center
Deadline: Aug 21, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

September 11-13 | Columbus, OH - New Date

Venue: Columbus Convention Center
Deadline: Aug 21, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

September 18-20 | Little Rock, AR - New Date

Venue: Robinson Performance Hall
Deadline: Aug 28, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

September 18-20 | San Diego, CA - New Date

Venue: San Diego Convention Center
Deadline: Aug 28, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

September 25-27 | Spartanburg, SC - New Date

Venue: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Sept 4, 2020
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staci@starpowertalent.com

October 2-4 | Manahawkin, NJ - New Date

Venue: Stafford Township Arts Center
Deadline: Sept 11, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com


2020 Nationals Schedule

June 23-June 27 | Las Vegas, NV - Postponed

Venue: Westgate Las Vegas
Deadline: Jun 1, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

June 29-July 3 | Atlantic City, NJ

Venue: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
Deadline: Jun 8, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

June 29-July 3 | Branson, MO

Venue: Branson Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

July 4-8 | Orlando, FL

Venue: Walt Disney World Dolphin
Deadline: Jun 20, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

July 6-10 | Wisconsin Dells, WI

Venue: Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
meghan@starpowertalent.com

July 6-10 | Uncasville, CT - Postponed

Venue: Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino
Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

July 12-15 | Myrtle Beach, SC

Venue: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 21, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
staci@starpowertalent.com

July 19-23 | Ocean City, MD

Venue: Roland E Powell Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 27, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com

July 28-Aug 1 | Meadowlands, NJ

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: July 7, 2020
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Point Of Contact:
daniella@starpowertalent.com